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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

10th Annual Appleton City Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

The 10th Annual Appleton City Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be held Saturday, July 12 at the City Park. Check-in is from 9:00 a.m. to noon and the Car Show will be from noon to 3:00 p.m. There will be a $10 entry fee per vehicle. There will be judges for all classes with 5 car classes, 3 truck classes and one each motorcycle and rat rod class. There will also be 10 special pick awards. The first 150 entries will be given Dash Plaques. D.J. Brandon Wallace will present music on the Stage. There will also be a 50-50 drawing and door prizes. In addition to the Car Show, there will also be a craft show. Vendors are wanted. Please contact Ronda Strope at 660-492-3631 or for craft show information. For car show information, call Bob Roos 660-492-2822, Ted McDaniel 660-492-3779, Ed Hardesty 660-464-0360 or Doug Snodgrass 660-492-2814, or email to

Lost Dog North Of Butler

Lost June 24th: Female Red Nose Pitbull with blue multi colored collar. Lost in the TT Highway area by The Butler Airport. If you have seen this dog please call 660-679-7586 or 660-424-0022.

Trents BBQ Gearing Up for Rich Hill's Famous 4th of July Celebration

Trent's BBQ in Rich Hill Missouri will be serving a new menu item during the 4th of July festivities in Rich Hill, MO-- FRIED FISH!! Trent will be cooking up all that fish, some pulled pork, sides and hot dogs for the kids.

If you are planning on enjoying all the amazing things that the Rich Hill 4th of July Committee has planned but need a good meal and a place to cool down, come on over to Trent's BBQ! It's just a small walk from downtown!

Vernon County Sheriffs Office: Still looking For Hart

Charles Allen Hart

Charles Allen Hart has been charged with Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer in the 1st degree, a class A felony. A second D felony warrant for attempted possession of a controlled substance has also been issued for Hart. Total bonds for Hart has been set at $252,500 cash only. 

Anyone with information on Charles Allen Harts whereabouts are asked to contact the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office at 417-667-6042.

Job Opening In Butler/Archie Area

Mediacom is now hiring installers in the Butler/ Archie area. You can get a application on line at Installers will receive a company vehicle, tools, paid training and full benefits. Mediacom is a equal opportunity employer

Obituary - Mary Adele McVay

Mary Adele McVay, 93, Archie, Missouri, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Archie with visitation from 1:00-2:00 at the church. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Harrisonville, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. A complete obituary will be posted when available.

Joplin Man Injured In Bates County Accident

Around 11:55 am this morning the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Bates County Sheriffs Deputies, Bates County EMS, Foster Fire Department and Rich Hill Fire Department all responded to a 1 vehicle rollover accident on U Highway West of Rich Hill, Missouri.

The accident occurred when the 2005 Ford F-650 driven by 23 year old Cody B. Frakes of Joplin, Missouri was Northbound on U Highway traveled off the right side of the roadway, over corrected, returned to the roadway traveling off the left side and overturning.

The driver was taken by ambulance to Bates County Memorial Hospital with moderate injuries. The truck was totaled and towed from the scene by Gilkey's Tow of Rich Hill, Missouri.

Bates County Sheriffs Office: Please Drink Responsibly

The Bates County Sheriffs Office would like to remind everyone to please drink responsibly! If you are going to even have one drink on the 4th of July, be sure to have a designated driver. If you think you are sober, your judgment and senses can be impaired after just one alcoholic drink.

When you are driving, please stay alert for impaired drivers. Don't follow too closely and stay focused on the road and other vehicles. Distracted drivers who are making phone calls or texting often are the cause of accidents.

The Bates County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to remain safe this 4th of July holiday.

Butler Community Food Pantry Mass Food Distribution

The Community Food Pantry of Butler will sponsor a mass food distribution June 28 from 8:30-11:30. Fresh produce and bread are some of the items that will be available to Bates County residents who are experiencing hardship. Everyone must have proof of residency.

Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report June 16, 2014 to June 22, 2014

Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report
June 16, 2014 to June 22, 2014

  • June 16, 2014

Carnival for Bates County Fair has been confirmed

FM 92 Radio has confirmed that yes, there will be a carnival at the Bates County Fair next month. There has been a lot of debate locally whether or not there would be a carnival in town the week of July 8th...and again, yes, there will be one.

More information to follow as it becomes available.

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Hume News 6/24/14

A big shout out to Cliff and Gail Yarick on their wonderful organization of the 1st Annual Add a Flair to the Square 5K and pancake feed. It was a beautiful morning for the event in which about 60 people participated.

Isaac Irwin son of Jason and Cassie Irwin ended up having a two day birthday celebration. On Friday, June 20 Isaac turned 6 years old. He enjoyed a trip to the zoo with the Sheldon Summer School and that evening he ate at his favorite Mexican restaurant. On Saturday afternoon he enjoyed a party with several of his friends and ended the night with a family birthday party at his home in Nevada.

Don’t forget the City Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, June 28 in Hume.

Bates County Sheriffs Posse Ultimate Horsemen's Challenge

Missouri State Highway Patrol: Make Safety Part Of Your Summer Fun

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that thus far, June 2014 has included 10 drownings in Missouri. Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Patrol, urges everyone to make safety a top priority as they enjoy Missouri’s variety of rivers and lakes. Please follow these simple guidelines when swimming, floating, or taking part in any activity near water.

Swimming Safety

Even for children or adults who have good swimming skills, rivers and lakes contain elements that can make swimming dangerous. Swimmers and floaters need to be aware of currents, aquatic life, drop-offs, and floating debris at all times. As a swimmer, know your limits. All swimmers are encouraged to use a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket, especially young children and inexperienced swimmers. Everyone needs a swimming buddy—don't allow anyone to swim alone. Supervise all children in or near water, regardless of age.

Weather Update: Warm, Storm Chances Return

A beautiful early summer day is developing today across the region, with mainly sunny skies, light winds, and high temperatures in the 80s. Thunderstorm chances will return for Wednesday through Saturday, but your week won't be a wash out by any means -- these storms should be pretty scattered.

St.Clair County Sheriffs Office: Osceola man arrested on warrants

Jerry Eaton
On June 22, Jerry Eaton, 42, Osceola, was arrested by St. Clair County deputies on a no bond St. Clair County felony warrant for commitment. In April, Eaton pled guilty to two misdemeanor charges, resisting/interfering with arrest, detention or stop and driving while revoked/suspended-second or subsequent offense. He was sentenced to serve ten days in the St. Clair County Jail beginning May 9. Eaton failed to appear to serve the sentence.

The charges stem from an incident in August 2013 when a St. Clair County deputy attempted to pull over a motorcycle Eaton was driving following a domestic disturbance. Eaton looked back and attempted to flee from the deputy.

Eaton was also arrested on a Henry County warrant for a class D felony charge of operating a vehicle on a highway without a valid license-third and subsequent offense. The charge stems from an incident in February. Bond in that case is set at $4,500 cash or surety. Eaton was given a court date of Aug. 1 in St. Clair County and July 18 in Henry County.